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Argus Americas Rare Earths Summit 2017

Monday, June 12th: Opening Reception 
14:30 - 17:30 Brewery Tour and Offsite Reception:

Stone Brewing Escondido 

1999 Citrcado Parkway
Escondido, CA 92029

Open to all registered delegates, transportation will be provided from the hotel 
Stone Brewing

Tuesday, June 13th: Day One 
07:00 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast 
08:30 - 08:35 Chairman's Opening Remarks 

Nigel Tunna,
Vice President, Business Development, Argus
08:35 - 10:00 An Update on the Global Rare Earths Market and the Impact on North America

  • The impact of China’s consolidation of rare earths producers on supply dynamics: What is the outlook for global production through 2020? How has China’s crack-down on illegal production impacted global supply? Will rare earths prices continue to firm? What does this mean for rare earths projects outside of China? 
  • How can organizations best ensure that they are purchasing responsible and legally produced supply from China? What is the status of illegal rare earths processing and separation? Are government penalties and actions deterring illegal activity?
  • The new US administration’s impact on global trade: How might the Trump administration impact trade dynamics with China and the world?
Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Consulting, Metals, Argus
Feng Yun Guang,
Rare Earths and Steel Industry Manager, China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals and Chemical Importers and Exporters (CCCMC)
David Abraham,
Author, The Elements of Power
10:00 - 10:30

Morning Break

10:30 - 11:00 The North American Supply Situation

  • There is no resource problem: Developing A U.S. based global resource & fully integrated value chain
Jim Kennedy,
President, ThREE Consulting
11:00 - 11:30 How does the Defense Logistics Agency Analyze Rare Earths Requirements for Defense Applications?

  • What is the current status of the DLA’s rare earths stockpile and research and development programs?
Brian Gabriel,
Chief, Strategy Planning, DLA Strategic Materials
11:30 - 12:00 Global Trading Dynamics and Exports from China

  • What is the outlook for rare earths exports from China? What regions and sectors are we seeing increased demand from? 
Melvin Hill,
Business Manager, Rare Earths, GE Chaplin
12:00 - 13:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Europe’s Rare Earths Market

  • What is the future of rare earths demand from Europe? How much will the European automotive sector impact permanent magnet demand? What does Europe’s REE supply chain look like? 
Nabeel Mancheri
, PhD, Marie Currie Fellow, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University
14:00 - 14:30  India’s Rare Earths Market

  • The role of India’s rare earths production in the global market
Shri D, Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Rare Earths Ltd.
14:30 - 15:00 Permanent Magnets – Demand Trends, Applications and Technology

  • Permanent magnet trends, applications and substitutes: In what sectors will see the most demand for permanent magnets? 
Robert Wolf,
Vice President, Alliance LLC
15:00 - 15:30 Afternoon Break
15:30 - 17:00 New Rare Earths Production Sources 

  • Simple Mineralogy, High-Grade Mineral Concentrates, and the Ashram Rare Earth Project: Why simple mineralogy and the ability to process to a high-grade mineral concentrate are major factors for development
  • By-product Monazite:Back to the future
  • Developing one of North America’s most advanced rare earths projects: Innovation and improvements at the heavy rare earth-enriched Kipawa Deposit
Darren Smith,
Project Manager, Ashram Rare Earth Deposit, Commerce Resources 
Don Lay, CEO, Medallion Resources 
Andre Gauthier,
President, Matamec Explorations 
 17:00 - 19:00 Reception

Santiago Courtyard

Wednesday, June 14th: Day Two 
07:30 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 09:05 Chairman's Opening Remarks and Summary of Day One 

Nigel Tunna,
Vice President, Business Development, Argus
09:05 - 09:30 Rare Earth Elements from Coal-Based Resources 

  • Doe-NETL's Program focus and recent accomplishments
Mary Anne Alvin
, Technology Manager, Rare Earth Elements, National Energy Technology Laboratory
09:30 - 10:00 Manufacturing Rare Earths in the US

  • What are the challenges associated with manufacturing rare earths in the US?
Jon Blumenthal,
President and CEO, Blue Line Corporation
10:00 - 10:30 Morning Break 
10:30 - 12:00 Rare Earths Processing, Technology and Recovery

  • Developments in rare earths technology and recovery
  • Rare earth processing and separating
  • Recycling neodymium and dysprosium from electronics
Robert Fox,
Ph.D., Senior Chemical Research Scientist, Idaho National Lab
Cameron Davies,
Chief Operating Officer, Rare Earths Salts
Casey McNeil,
CEO, REEcycle
12:00 - 13:30

Networking Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Roundtable Discussions:
Rotate through workshops and engage in informal discussion over the following: 

Workshop 1: Rare earths consumer’s perspective
- Suzanne Malden,
Global Commodity Manager, Bose Corporation

Workshop 2: Rare earths supply - Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats 
- Nigel Tunna,
Vice President, Business Development, Argus
- Mark Seddon, Senior Manager, Consulting, Metals, Argus 

Workshop 3: Rare earths processing and technology
- Jack Lifton, Founding Principal, Technology Metals Research, LLC

Workshop 4: Supply chain and logistical constraints
- Clint Cox, President, The Anchor House, Inc. 
18:30 - 20:30 Networking Dinner

AVANT Resturant 

An additional $100 fee applies, complimentary for government representatives. More information to be announced. 
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